Katie Bruzdzinski, owner and chef of Eat, grew up with dreams of being an artist. Little did she know her creative aspirations would be expressed in the culinary arts. Katie is a Food-Artist, using the kitchen as her palatte as she creates aesthetically pleasing and mouthwatering masterpieces.
Katie studied Speech Pathology at Ithaca College in upstate New York, and her passion for the outdoors, skiing and a healthy lifestyle led her to the Front Range of Colorado in October of 2001. An experienced nanny, she found work with families in the Boulder area. As she spent her afternoons in the kitchen, preparing dinner for her clients and their children, it dawned on her that the joy and satisfaction she received from cooking could translate into a career. Through menu testing, working with clients as a private chef, and intensive self-study, she laid the foundations for Eat. In 2005, the company was launched, and grew into Boulder’s premier private chef and catering company.
Eat’s core principles guide their approach. They believe in working closely with clients to make their events unforgettable, from the menu planning stage to when the big day arrives. Eat believes in compassion and flexibility to meet client’s needs. Eat has extensive experience working with specific dietary needs and food allergies, as well as with cancer patients. Katie’s passion for farm-to-table dinners, where locally grown ingredients keep the links between community farming and the pleasure of eating strong, translates into how she approaches every meal she cooks. Eat strives to support local agriculture, permaculture food production, and sustainable practices in both principle and practice. Most of all, Eat believes that healthy cuisine can be joyful, creative - and, of course, beautiful and delicious!